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Chris Cornell was loaded with prescription drugs when he took his life

The rocker's widow insists something went "terribly wrong" during her husband's final hours.

Tragic rocker Chris Cornell had several prescription drugs in his system when he hanged himself in a Detroit, Michigan hotel room last month (May17), according to a toxicology report.

The Soundgarden star had taken a sedative, decongestant, barbiturates and four anti-anxiety Lorazepam tablets in the hours before his death.

The toxicology report, obtained by TMZ, supports claims made by Cornell's widow Vicky, who has revealed her husband appeared confused in her last phone conversation with him less than an hour before the rocker was found unresponsive after taking his own life.

She said his conduct reminded her of the time he was addicted to Oxycontin 14 years ago.

Sources reveal Vicky and Cornell's relatives are still upset with the Detroit medical examiner's ruling the singer committed suicide, because they believe Chris had no control over his actions when he put an exercise belt around his neck.

They insist his death should be ruled an accident.

Following the release of the toxicology report on Friday (02Jun17), Cornell's widow issued a statement, which read: "Many of us who know Chris well, noticed that he wasn’t himself during his final hours and that something was very off.

"We have learned from this report that several substances were found in his system. After so many years of sobriety, this moment of terrible judgement seems to have completely impaired and altered his state of mind. Something clearly went terribly wrong and my children and I are heartbroken and are devastated that this moment can never be taken back.

"We very much appreciate all of the love we have received during this extremely difficult time and are dedicated to helping others in preventing this type of tragedy."

Vicky laid her tragic husband to rest surrounded by family and friends like Brad Pitt, Josh Brolin, and Cornell's bandmates at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on 26 May (17).

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